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Peaks
Peaks Mt. Avalon, Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, Mt. Tom, NH
Trails
Trails: Avalon Trail, Willey Range Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 14, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Highland Center using my AMC membership card. Crawford Depot lot closed.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: One 6-8 ft wide crossing required walking in the water but the level was low and it was passable with caution. All others had snow/ice bridges or were easy to hop.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw several happy ones.  
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: n/a 
 
Comments
Comments: Monorail packed and solid but snow soft and deep if you happened to step off. Lots of deep post holes but easily navigable. Wore spikes the whole day. Avalon Trail had a few short steep thick icy patches where crampons would have been a better choice, but with patience and caution, spikes did the trick. The more aggressive spikes of my Hillsounds fared better than my friend’s Microspikes on those patches. Additionally, someone butt slid along Avalon in several places and caused slick sections - exaggerated by last week’s freeze/thaw. Saw a bunch of bear pawprints along Avalon Trail and at the summit. The weather late yesterday afternoon has probably made Avalon even more slick.  
Name
Name: TheGingerHiker 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-04-15 
Link
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